Chief of Police Alexander Yost

Chief of Police Alexander Yost

Catlettsburg Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1902

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Alexander Yost

Chief of Police Alexander Yost succumbed to heat exhaustion he first suffered while on duty in extreme temperatures on the 4th of July.

He began to show symptoms of heatstroke at around 11:00 am but remained on duty until 3:00 pm when he was compelled to go home. His condition worsened and he passed away on July 6th, 1902.

Chief Yost had served with the Catlettsburg Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, one child, mother, three brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion
  • Incident Date Friday, July 4, 1902


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 117th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 23, 2019

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